With enchanting outfits ranging from Peter Rabbit and Paddington Bear to an impressive array of characters from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, girls from the age of four to eleven swapped their usual uniforms for inventive costumes as part of the school’s annual Book Fair week.
The girls were also asked to carefully consider which Habits of Mind their characters possess and there were plenty of Teamwork Terriers and Observant Octopuses identified amongst the crowd.
Prep School staff also got in on the fun dressing as characters from the beloved children’s book series Biff, Chip and Kipper. Showing off their fabulous outfits, the girls were then overjoyed to be treated to a dramatic retelling of a classic story from their favourite phonics heroes: The Castle Adventure.
Head of Prep, Miss Annabel Ramsey said: “Days like this are so inspiring for our young readers and make learning truly spring to life. Forming good reading habits starts young and sharing the stories they love really helps our girls develop fantastic language skills and advanced reading levels. We have a very high standard of reading in the Prep School and we want to get our girls’ imaginations fired up and encourage them to become avid readers.”
This inspiring day launches the Prep School’s ever-popular annual Book Fair. Every year the school’s library transforms into a bookshop jam-packed with titles our teachers recommend for pupils’ literacy development and literary enjoyment.
Come along from 3.45-5pm on 6, 7 & 8 February to take a look for yourselves.
The books are supplied by Scholastic and the school earns a commission from every purchase which will be spent on books for the Prep Library.